Stand Your Ground

The Lord placed a flaming sword to keep man from re-entering the garden and eating from the tree of eternal life, until their seed crushed the head of His enemy.

Moses held his arms toward Heaven, until the battle was won, as long as he kept his arms stretched forth, Israel prevailed!

Joshua Stretched forth his javelin until the enemies of Gods people were destroyed!

Elijah prayed on his face until the cloud formed and an abundance of rain was heard in the spirit.

Davids Mighty Men stood their ground in the fields and remained there until all Israels enemies were defeated. One mighty warriors hand cleaved to his sword.

Jesus looked forth to the Joy that was before Him,until The Victory Of The Cross was won!

Jesus is seated at The Right hand of God,making intercession for us, until all His enemies are made His footstool.We join Him in this battle every time we take up the mantle of intercessory prayer for His Church.

Intercession, at times, is like the examples The Lord has given us in His Word, of standing in a place of God given authority and power, while the battle and time passes, not moving until we see His Will done on earth as it is in heaven.

We will not always know what we are praying for or even how we ought to pray. There will be times that we yield to distractions and have to regain our footing, and take our stand once again.

We may feel the yearnings and groanings of creation crying from within us. We may see the horrors of the battle and the joys of victory, but we must stand in our place, and move forward in the spirit, in the power and authority of The Lord.

Jesus is The Commander of Heavens Armies and His Commission is still to accomplish The Fathers Will.

Consider His answer to Joshua and  these verses from Romans Chapter 8 as you meditate on the things shared above.

Joshua 5:13-14 (AMP)

 When Joshua was by Jericho, he looked up, and behold, a Man stood near him with His drawn sword in His hand. And Joshua went to Him and said to Him, Are you for us or for our adversaries?

 And He said, No [neither], but as Prince of the Lord’s host have I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshiped, and said to Him, What says my Lord to His servant?

Romans 8:18-30 (AMP)

18 [But what of that?] For I consider that the sufferings of this present time (this present life) are not worth being compared with the glory that is about to be revealed to us and in us and for us and conferred on us!
19 For [even the whole] creation (all nature) waits expectantly and longs earnestly for God’s sons to be made known [waits for the revealing, the disclosing of their sonship].
20 For the creation (nature) was subjected to frailty (to futility, condemned to frustration), not because of some intentional fault on its part, but by the will of Him Who so subjected it—[yet] with the hope
21 That nature (creation) itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and corruption [and gain an entrance] into the glorious freedom of God’s children.
22 We know that the whole creation [of irrational creatures] has been moaning together in the pains of labor until now.
23 And not only the creation, but we ourselves too, who have and enjoy the firstfruits of the [Holy] Spirit [a foretaste of the blissful things to come] groan inwardly as we wait for the redemption of our bodies [from sensuality and the grave, which will reveal] our adoption (our manifestation as God’s sons).
24 For in [this] hope we were saved. But hope [the object of] which is seen is not hope. For how can one hope for what he already sees?
25 But if we hope for what is still unseen by us, we wait for it with patience andcomposure.
26 So too the [Holy] Spirit comes to our aid and bears us up in our weakness; for we do not know what prayer to offer nor how to offer it worthily as we ought, but the Spirit Himself goes to meet our supplication and pleads in our behalf with unspeakable yearnings and groanings too deep for utterance.
27 And He Who searches the hearts of men knows what is in the mind of the [Holy] Spirit [what His intent is], because the Spirit intercedes and pleads [before God] in behalf of the saints according to and in harmony with God’s will.
28 We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.
29 For those whom He foreknew [of whom He was aware and loved beforehand], He also destined from the beginning [foreordaining them] to be molded into the image of His Son [and share inwardly His likeness], that He might become the firstborn among many brethren.
30 And those whom He thus foreordained, He also called; and those whom He called, He also justified (acquitted, made righteous, putting them into right standing with Himself). And those whom He justified, He also glorified [raising them to a heavenly dignity and condition or state of being].


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